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Judge Parker *w of the pallbears at the funeral of D I. Ja cob Chambers, which took place at Kingston. Preparations for the autumn tour of the veteran actor, Joseph Jeffer son, have been abandoned, and all dates for the season canceled. The expulsion of a female relig ious order at Roubaix caused vio lent demonstrations, during which a number of persons were injured. The Japanese are reported to be advancing slowly upon the posi tions held by the Russians in a line extending about twenty-seven miles. Edward Johnson, a member of the Oak Park, 111., baseball club, was killed by a ball during a game. The ball struck him just below the heart. At Silverton, Col., Peter Dallas, a saloon keeper, was killed by an explosion of dynamite, which wreck ed his home. The police looked for Bernardo Fueri, with wffiom Dalla had quarreled over the affec tions of a woman. . ; At Logansport, Ind., overcome by excitement while witnessing a mel odrama in a local theater, Mrs. Bru tus C. Marshall rushed toward the stage, ostensibly to rescue the he roine, and, after taking a few steps .forward, fell dead. At Baldwin, Mo., in endeavoring to turn out to avoid a farmer’s wag on, an automobile, containing two men and two women, was precipi tated down a thirty-foot embank ment, killing one of the occupants and injuring the others. George Washington Bradley, 97 years old, said to have been the old est Confederate veteran, died while on a visit to the w'orld’s fair. Mr. Bradley lived in Houston, Tex., and served in the Missouri infantry regi ment during the civil war. At Sedalia, Mo., Charles E. Bliss, aged 21, a painter, committed sui cide by swallowing carbolic acid. At the coroner’s inquest a woman testified that an hour before the sui cide she and Bliss played a game of cards, the stake being his life against hers, and Bliss lost. The Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway inaugurated anew system at Shawnee, Ok. The road will de liver all freight at the door of the consignee, which will prove a great saving to the merchants in the way of drayage. This is an innovation on the part of the Katy. ' The following officers w ere elected by the sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fellows: Grand Sire —Robert E. Wright, of Allentown, Pa.; Deputy tGrand Sire —E. S. Conway, of Chi cago; Grand Secretary—J. Frank Grant, of Baltimore; Giand Treas urer —Richard Muckie of Phila- Idelphia. ! Nellie Geyer and James Bay, sweethearts, committed suicide at Zanesville, 0., under circumstances showing a premeditated agreement, although they did not die at the same place. The girl left a letter to her mother foretelling the deed and leaving no doubt about an un derstanding for the double tragedy. The war department has asked the assistance of the department of jus tice in trying to secure the arrest of Capt. Ira Keithley of the Philippine constabulary, who has disappeared from the Philippine exhibit in St. Louis, leaving a reported shortage of $4 ,000 in the funds intrusted to him with which to purchase sup plies for the constabulary. That no army officer be permitted to marry until he has first secured ihe permission of the secretary of war and satisfied that official that his income will support himself and family, and that he is entirely free from debt, is the recommendation made by Maj. Henry C. Corbin, ad jutant general commanding the At lantic division and Department of the JCast Chicago sheep butchers decided to remain on strike. Willie Sells, an adopted son, is to get the major portion of the Sells estate. A convention of negro Baptists of the south was held in Austin, Tex., last week. Reports to the Chicago'board of trade indicate little damage to corn and cotton crops. Albert Rabasa, an engineer, was shot ten times Vhile resisting ar rest in New Orleans. There were slight gains by Re publicans in the Vermont state elec tion, held September 6. The International Association of Fire Chiefs has selected Duluth as the next place of meeting. A Hebrew r year book just issued places the Jewish population of the United States at 10,932,777. Eight men w'ere drowned at Wil mington, Del., through the capsiz ing of their boat during a storm. A shift of the w r ind and the use of dynamite saved the city of Hali fax, N. S., frpm a heavy fire loss. Harroun, the St. Joseph, Mo., grain man, surrendered to the sher iff and was placed under $15,000 bond. Alve Rivers was killed by the city marshal while robbing the bank at Warsaw', O. His tw*3 companions escaped. Kansas grainmou have complain ed that the railroads are discrimi nating against them in favor of Texas points. According to the weekly trade review's, th* fall outlook is encour- N 7 m aging and bids fair to be better than last year. Gov. Terrell of Georgia says he is proud of the Georgia boy who refused to salute a negro officer at the Manassas maneuvers. Mrs. Henry Hoft, a bride of one day, was shot to death near* Mead, Wash., by a rejected lover, Fred Hoffman, who then committed sui cide. On September 17 it was believed that the Japs were preparing to strike again at the Russians and that a battle at Mukden w'ould soon follow. The whole Chinese population of Liao Yang is working on Japanese defenses there and they are said to refuse to give assistance to Rus sian troops. The crew of the Russian trans port Lena will be interned at San Francisco until the end of the war. The transport is being dismantled at Mare Island, J. F. Pelletier of Kansas City w'as elected grand worthy president of the Benevolent Order of Eagles at Baltimore. The next meeting wfill be held in Denver. The bankers did not draw the color line at their national meeting in New York and one of the negro delegates thanked them for their treatment during the convention. Asa result of a feud at Baxter, Baker county, Fla., a posse was fired on and one member killed. Two companies of the state militia were sent to the scene and it w'as said the members of the mob would surrender. President Wm. J. Jencks of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi neers announced September 2 that the elevated road employes of Man hattan and The Bronx voted as a unit to strike, if such action is deemed necessary. At Cleveland, (V at a matinee of the Gentlemen’s Driving Club at Glenville track, Lou Djllon was driven half a mile by Millard San ders in 0:5& 3-4 seconds, breaking the world’s record for that distance. The first quarter was made in 0 ;29, the second in 0:29 3-4. The mare was paced by a runner. A wind shield was not used. Frost damaged com in lowa Sep tember 14. A son was born to the queen of Italy September 15. There was a terrifice storm on the Atlantic coast on September 15. The American array in the Phil ippines will be reduced at once by four regiments.* Robert M. McWade, United States consul general at Canton, China, was dismissed bv President V Roosevelt. A Houston, Tex., paper printed a story that a plot to kill President Roosevelt had been hatched in Spain and frustrated in Mexico. Seven prisoners escaped from the Shelby county jail at Memphis September 6 by sawing the steel bars from one of the cells. Four persons were burned to death and six injured in a fire wdiich destroyed the three upper floors of a New York tenement. At Cincinnati, 0., the Bristol hotel was damaged $20,000 by fire, causing a panic among the ninety guests, who were aroused from sleep. All escaped. There have been no developments at Port Arthur beyond a reported futile sortie by the garrison against a height which recently fell into the hands of the Japanese. Except for important reconnais sances by Gens. Rennenkampff and Samsonoff, there seems to have been tittle interruption of the quiet that ensued after the hard fighting around Liao Yang more than a fortnight ago. It w r as stated by an intimate friend of President Johnson of the American league that the Ameri can league as a whole will clear an aggregate of $500,000 on the sea son just closing. The Boston club leads in profits, with the Philadel phia Athletics second. An indication of the mortality among Russian officers at the front is shown by the report from St. Petersburg that about one-seventh of the officers in the regiments of guards stationed at the capital are to be drafted for service with regi ments at the scene of war. Within a few days an order will be effective through the country which will practically do away with the one cent stamp. Firms mailing large numbers of circulars will be allowed to pay the postage in cash according to the weight, instead of affixing a to each envelope. A strike is threatened on the Fort Wayne system and its branch es of the Pennsylvania road. The members of the brotherhood of rail road trainmen are now r taking a vote on the strike proposition. •It is understood that the Pennsylvania will not accept the new wage sched ule. Flying Cloud, Thomas W. Law son’s famous show horse, is dead. The end came very suddenly and the veterinary physicians are un able to state the cause. The stal lion, for which Mr. Lawson paid $12,000 before it was trained, had a record of never having been beat en at a horse show. At Stillwell, Minn., the bridge across Lake St. Croix, which is a half-mile long, extending to the Wisconsin side, caught fire. When the fire apparatus and the crowd attempted t cross it, it fell into the water about 20 feet below. About with the wreckage into the water and two were killed and five serious ly injured. The immense Pullman car works at Pullman are shut down and practically 7,000 employes are idle. About five-sixths of the Pullman employes are members of unions. The plant had been operated on the open shop basis, however, ever since the 1894 strike, when the union cause was defeated. Union scale wages have been paid by the com pany. The final session of the execu tive council of the Afnerican Fed eration of Labor adjourned to meet on the train which carry them to the general convention at San Francisco about November 1. > ' —• ? Mississippi State News . “• An Exhibition Lead of Wheat Lon Bonds, a planter living neajp West Point, attracted a great deal of interest in that place the other day by placing cto exhibition a wagon load of line wheat all ready for the mill. It is a well known fact that wheat used to be raised on no small scale in Mississippi, but it is of un usual occurrence at present. Mr. Bonds tried to get the farmers in Clay county to cultivate this article this year, but succeeded in getting only two to make the venture and they raised only a few bushels each. Many of the farmers are nchv la menting the fact that they did not listen to Mr. Bonds, whose success is sufficient proof to them that their land is suitable for the cultivation of this product. It is expected that a large number will experiment next year, and if they come out all right there is no doubt that a flour mill for Clay county will be the result. Some Interesting Comparisons. President J, C. Hardy, of the Ag ricultural and Mechanical College, has furnished some very interesting data in regard to a comparison be tween white and negro labor in Mis sissippi. In comparing a white county with a black county, the white one produces twice as much cotton, although the black one was the metre fertile. In Hinds county, where the negroes outnumber the whites by three to one, it requires two and one-half acres to make a bale, while Perry county, with two whites to one negro, less than two acres make a bale. Hinds county farm lands are worth three times as much as those in Perry. Many other such comparisons bring out the fact that white labor is far better in Ibis State. Will Build a Modern Courthouse. The supervisors of Leflore county have just about decided to build a fine new courthouse, and are now making visits to several of the coun ties in the State where these build ings have been erected within the past year or two. Several of the members of the board were in Jack son a few days since for the purpose of examining the Hinds cc/unty courthouse, which is considered to be not only the finest and most up to date building of its kind in Missis sippi, but ranks among the best in the South, and which, in addition to the lot and jail, cost over SIOO,- 000. The supervisors will very like ly award their contract for a similar building. Few “Guns" in Claiborne County. From a glance at the assessment rolls in Claiborne county, that the people there do not place much de pendence in the little weapon gen erally to be found in the hip-pocket is shown. There are only four dozen pistols in the county, or, rather, that is the number shown on the as sessor’s account. There have been exactly three dozen persons brought up before the court on the charge of carrying concealed weapons within the past four j’ears, from which it is natural to suppose that every pistol in the county, with the exception of twelve, has been before the courts— unless, perhaps, the assessor was greatly fooled. The Henry Family Reunion. One of the most interesting fam ily reunions in the history of Mis sissippi was held recently at the home of Mrs. J. N. Henry, near Newtofn. The gathering was made up of eighty-one descendants of Rev. and Mrs. J. N. Henry, who were married on the 30th of March, 1853, and were as follows: Three sons, three sons-in-law, five daugh ters, three daughters-in-law, thirty nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. It would be a hard, proposition to find another family in Mississippi that could sur pass this One’s record. Reward for Rapist., Before leaving *for St. Louis last week. Gov. Vardanian issued a proclamation offering a reward of SIJO for the arrest and conviction of a negro named Will Edison, who is wanted in Montgomery county on the charge of committing a* criminal assault. Edison has been at large for two weeks and no tangible clew to his whereabouts has been secured by the authorities. 1 May Close Schools. The failure, of the Chicago bond syndicate to pay for the half million dollar bond issue is beginning to cause uneasiness in educar tional circles. Unless the semi-an nual distribution of the school fund is made within the next few days some of the country schools will find it almost impossible to open, as many of them now have depleted treasuries. If the bonds are not taken it will be a heavy blow to the educational interests of the State. The Banner Dog County. Perhaps the most interesting as sessment rolls in Mississippi are those of Madison county, the banner county for dogs. It is understood that every canine in the county dur ing the past year has been assessed, and makes a total of 4,033. The as sessment is all the more interesting when it is remembered that the total number of polls assessed amounted to 4,238, only 205 more than the number of dogs. New Bank for Ripley. The citizens'of Ripley are rejoic ing over the fact that they are to have anew bank and that it is to, commence operation by the first of October. Several of the most sub stantial business men of the town are behind the enterprise and its suc cess is a practical certainty. They are going to throw open its doors within the next few weeks with a capital stock of SIO,OOO. Damage io Crops. Gloomy reports of damage to crops in the delta continue to pour in. Worms and rust, according to these reports, are causing widespread destruction, and the crop is deterior ating daily. The damage is more general than indicated in the gov ernment reports and many planters will not harvest over 50 per cent of their usual crop. Business League Organized. A business league has been organ ized at Philadelphia, with Hon. C. L. Dobbs president. A large hard wood mill is now in operation at the thriving little town of McDonald. Land is out of sight at Philadel phia, and the people are rushing for Lake Burnside, also to Xewton and Louisville. Greenwood’s Bond Issue. The city council of Greenwood has closed a deal with the Delta Bank of that place for the purchase of $132,000 worth of twenty-year 5 per cent bonds. This large bond issue was made so that the city can buy the Greenwood Light and Power Company’s plant and franchise. Truck Growers’ League at Jackson.— A movement is on foot to organ ize a truck farmers’ association among the truck growers living in the vicinity of Jackson, and a meet ing of the farmers will be called for some time in the near future, at winch the enterprise will be fcfrmallj launched. Building Boom at Jackson. Jackson has a regular building boom on. Buildings now under contract and about finished will amount to something over $200,000, which is the largest amotont ever under contract at one time in that place. Good Crops In Noxubee. The crop outlook in Noxubee is reported to be very * good, al though cotton has been considerably damaged by the *unfavorable weather prevailing during the past few weeks. Will Go to Sisson. The Opinion is growing around the statehouse that the circuit judge ship vacancy in the Fifth district will he tendered to Hon. T. U. Sis son, of Winona, present district at torney of the district. Handle Factory for Okolona. The foundation lor the new han dle factory is being laid at Okolona. and the building and machinery will be ready ‘feir business in a short while. ' ' Contract System for County Roads. The board of supervisees of Le county, after a week of deliberation, his adopted the contract system 01 working the roads.